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MALAYSIAN ARMED FORCES DAY

MALAYSIAN ARMED FORCES DAY

 

Embassy of Malaysia in Manila through its Defence Attaché office organized 81st Malaysian Armed Forces Day Reception on 16 October 2014 at Heritage Hotel, Manila.

 

The reception was attended by the Honourable Natalio Ecarma, Under Secretary, Department of Defence on behalf of the Secretary of Defence. The other dignitaries who also present were members of diplomatic corp, senior officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and foreign Defence Attachés based in Manila.

 

In his speech, Malaysia’s Defence Attaché, Col. Hamzah Ali, said that Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Day was celebrated annually as a commemoration day for the personnel who have sacrificed their lives in defending the nation’s sovereignty. Col. Hamzah further reiterated the MAF’s commitment towards strengthening close relationship with the AFP in defence cooperation such as training, joint exercises, as well as intelligence exchange.

 

Embassy of Malaysia, Manila

30 October 2014